Greetings Snouts! I'm moving from .social 'cause y'all seem like a good bunch and being on the front-line instance was a little exhausting.
I'm a web dev by day and an enormous Myst nerd by night. I run the Guild of Archivists at guildofarchivists.org and I've contributed art and expertise to the Myst universe's Unwritten RPG.
My primary 'sona is an arctic fox, but I also have a pony (Silvercloud) and an african wild dog (Zami).
Every time I see a toot from @dogo I do a double-take because his avatar looks like a recolored Homestar Runner head out of the corner of my eye.
The giant bird from Edanna in Myst III: Exile is a Ho-oh, change my mind. #Mystodon
One thing I've noticed while watching people play through big-budget games like Horizon Zero Dawn is the algorithmically-generated, phoneme-matched facial animations really do a huge disservice to the voice acting.
VA: 😭 Help me! My nephew ran away from home and he's the only family I have, I beg you to find him!
Character model: 😐 Beep boop I am a human being speaking these words to you beep boop. Shall I turn my head slightly to emphasize nothing in particular? Yes I shall.
In this world of sprawling epic sagas of endless scope and scale, having something called “Infinity Train” go from a delightful tone piece of a pilot to a magnificent novella of a short, single season arc is delightfully incongruous. It’s left me completely satisfied, while also leaving me with a ton of questions that I honestly hope remain unanswered forever.
It’s very, very good, in part _because_ it’s finite, and you should absolutely watch it.
It’s 10 11-minute episodes, and I would be perfectly happy if that’s all there ever was or will be. Not because it was bad (it’s not!), but because it did what it set out to do beautifully, and I don’t think there’s anything more that needs to happen there. I’m overjoyed that they got a full season, and I adore that this is what they chose to do with it.
One thing I love about the Rescue Rangers theme song is that there are three choruses in a row and each one modulates upwards.
It implies a parallel reality where those session musicians are still recording choruses, going ever higher, every 12 seconds.
Since a note in any given octave contains twice as much energy as the same note in the octave below, this is of course the song that ends the Earth.
Mysterium has been part of my life in one way or another for more than half of my lifetime. I love that it still exists, and that it’s not a sad, dwindling ember only attended by the same handful of people every year.
I also love that I’m not in charge of it AT ALL this year, so I get to just kick back and have as much fun as I want. 😉
Also, it’s incredible to me that this is the 20th Mysterium and it’s the biggest one yet. 220+ people in attendance, and it capped out there only because the hotel space can‘t legally hold any more people!
I love that there are so many new faces this year, even in a fandom whose last franchise entry came 14 years ago (god I’m old…).
It was unfortunately a truncated day for me at #Mysterium2019 because I had to work today, but it was awesome to see and catch up with people I haven’t seen in… geez, 5 years now. Looking forward to tomorrow. The trip to Cyan HQ should be quite exciting :)
furry / Myst nerd / hypertext markup linguist / game dev / enby ace
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